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If it's a financial crime, it's hard to believe JB is not involved since he controls everything. But at the same time, I could see Josh trying to find a way to get his own money by doing something shady.

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hoosier80, you win the Internet. You are....such a blessing. 

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Lulz, I just got a Fox News alert about the arrest on my phone. I wonder if they're still going ahead with Jinger's interview? I can't imagine they can talk about the book while ignoring the elephant in the room. 

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56 minutes ago, Temperance said:

They raided his businesses in 2019.  If the raid had turned up child pornography, he would hae been arrested on the spot in 2019. It's like if they found cocaine. (I know this from Dateline and other celebrity scandals.)

I have no idea what the charges and Reddit is probably guessing.

You'd be surprised.  Child porn, even molestation charges are often very, very drawn out investigations, mindbogglingly so.   

My suspicion is something financial, except I'm stumped on the idea that JB probably is being generous when he allows Josh access to pocket change anymore, so I have no idea how he could be involved in something big enough to merit a long-term investigation and be granted no bail.   I'm wondering if there's any possibility Josh was only the visible part of the iceberg and the feds finally came up with enough to hold him and intend to try to apply pressure and offer him a deal in order to get the goods on anyone he's been acting in concert with.  

One way or another it seems the Duggar pedestal may be completely smashed in the wake of this.      

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2 minutes ago, EarlGreyTea said:

Do we really think Anna knew beforehand? Who in their right mind would climb onto their high horse on Instagram claiming their husband is a good provider days before his arrest? Unless he blindsided her again.

Someone one Reddit says M7 should be named Miranda Rights Duggar. 😆

That's a good question. I honestly don't know since any uncredited source's credibility is debatable. 

But I can see the Duggars perhaps having unrealistic expectations of this since their last go-around with law enforcement happened with local law and Josh was a minor at the time. They may very well have not grasped that federal charges and investigations with him as an adult are a whole nother ballgame. 

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1 minute ago, Churchhoney said:

I'm waiting for the drunk-sounding happy-talk posts from Hilary Spivey about JB's brilliant offspring-raising techniques that results in maturity and competence otherwise unknown in American families.....

.....and for Kory Nakatsu to weigh in on the level of due diligence he performed before biblically betrothing his unwitting daughter to the Duggarling who (fairly or fairly) reminding me the most of brother Josh. 

Maybe that’s why the 2 boys got married so quick! After this no one might want to marry a Duggar.

Hillary is probably freaking out and reading on here. 

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3 minutes ago, EarlGreyTea said:

Do we really think Anna knew beforehand? Who in their right mind would climb onto their high horse on Instagram claiming their husband is a good provider days before his arrest? Unless he blindsided her again.

Someone one Reddit says M7 should be named Miranda Rights Duggar. 😆

I’m wondering if this is why they made the pregnancy announcement earlier this week. 

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3 minutes ago, BitterApple said:

Lulz, I just got a Fox News alert about the arrest on my phone. I wonder if they're still going ahead with Jinger's interview? I can't imagine they can talk about the book while ignoring the elephant in the room. 

I could be wrong, but I thought Jeremy said on SM that they recorded them already. 

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I was just going to post that now, after this one, Counting On would be permanently cancelled.,,,,you guys are too quick for me.

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3 minutes ago, iwantcookies said:

Maybe counting on will get canceled?!

Wasn't there some concern that (or speculation as to why) Counting On wasn't on the TLC list of renewed shows? Maybe they thought something big was coming? 

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Probably not the case, but I know a business owner who took Covid business relief money. He the spent it on a huge boat. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. The feds arrested him and he has already been to court. He was found guilty and is to be sentenced later this month. The feds were FAST. 

Maybe josh did something similar?

he was first raided before Covid tho?

maybe this arrest has nothing to do with the earlier raid?

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13 minutes ago, Ljohnson1987 said:

From courting to conjugal visits: The Josh Duggar story. 

Please no more M kids... 

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Is Arkansas Central Time?

Yep. It is 5:30 right now.

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2 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Is Arkansas Central Time?

Yes it is.

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Hillary is probably freaking out and reading on here. 

My sympathies go to the two new brides. Not Hillary, but they never signed up for something like this or would have the wherewithal to see it coming. They are just teenage girls getting screwed over hard.

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3 minutes ago, ginger90 said:

Interesting address that they have for Josh.

The gross pool house. Things that make you go hmm.

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I think that is his default official address. It's on his voter registration too. Or it was a year or so ago. 

So, might be what is on his DL. 

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11 minutes ago, andromeda331 said:

Does anyone know why the Marshalls would have brought him instead of local police?

The Marshals are the enforcement arm of the DOJ, so one of their tasks is to pick up and deliver the arrested. Since this all seems federal, that makes sense. 

BTW also things that could be federal that you don't think of might be fraud across state lines, trafficking etc. The biggest federal dragnet is that if you use a phone or computer to commit your crime, it becomes a federal wire fraud crime. 

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5 minutes ago, wait.what said:

Probably not the case, but I know a business owner who took Covid business relief money. He the spent it on a huge boat. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. The feds arrested him and he has already been to court. He was found guilty and is to be sentenced later this month. The feds were FAST. 

Maybe josh did something similar?

he was first raided before Covid tho?

maybe this arrest has nothing to do with the earlier raid?

There's at least one news report that seems to have a sourced report that it does relate to the 2019 raid. for what that's worth....

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17 minutes ago, christine falls said:

Josh is trending on twitter. His family must be so proud. I read somewhere else that JB & M are at Big Sandy today, so they apparently aren't even home. 

 

Bet they're suddenly very pro face mask.

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The Loser Channel will just revamp the show and it will be called Counting On After The Scandal. 

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If it ends up being serious this might end the M-children train. 

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Just now, beckie said:

If it ends up being serious this might end the M-children train. 

She’d probably plan conjugal visits around her fertile time. 

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55 minutes ago, EarlGreyTea said:

Do we really think Anna knew beforehand? Who in their right mind would climb onto their high horse on Instagram claiming their husband is a good provider days before his arrest? Unless he blindsided her again.

Someone one Reddit says M7 should be named Miranda Rights Duggar. 😆

I think Anna will double down on standing by her man. She has to if she wants to stay on the good side of JB & Michelle, and I bet she is counting on them to support her and the kids if Josh goes to jail. 
 

(Pun truly not intended!)

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1 minute ago, BitterApple said:

Soooo, what are we thinking? Will TLC cancel them or no?

I suspect it will depend on the charges and also perhaps if anyone else in the family gets charged. The only saving grace for them may well be the fact Josh hasn't been on the show for years. 

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2 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

Holy shit. Like really, holy fucking shit.

Right!? 

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I suggest M7 be named Mnesia like amnesia only without the A so she can forget about a future with Josh.

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Just now, Zella said:

I suspect it will depend on the charges and also perhaps if anyone else in the family gets charged. The only saving grace for them may well be the fact Josh hasn't been on the show for years. 

I also think how the family reacts will be a part of the decision as well. If the charges are particularly troubling, I think that will be the end of the show. 

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JB and M are in Big Sandy?  Is this the big yearly conference where a lot of like minded families who admire them will be around? WoW.  What timing for this to go down.  

Do you think  JB is cooking up 1,000 of hot dogs tonight at his campsite for everyone?  

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2 minutes ago, MargeGunderson said:

I also think how the family reacts will be a part of the decision as well. If the charges are particularly troubling, I think that will be the end of the show. 

Yes! I also don't see any of the Duggars wanting to give up a platform and a TV show, but after the last scandal go-around, I wonder if any of the family really wants to opt out right now. They actually do know what it involves to be caught up very publicly in a Josh scandal, and I could see some of them absolutely not wanting to endure it again. 

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1 hour ago, GeeGolly said:

He could be. He does have the puffiness and glow that many struggling with alcohol have.

and Hostess addicts.

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5 minutes ago, ranchgirl said:

JB and M are in Big Sandy?  Is this the big yearly conference where a lot of like minded families who admire them will be around? WoW.  What timing for this to go down.  

Do you think  JB is cooking up 1,000 of hot dogs tonight at his campsite for everyone?  

I just looked at the IBLP schedule and there doesn't look to be anything official going on now, at Big Sandy or any place else.

So if they are there, it must be some exclusive confab or other of old Gothardites huddling to...I don't know what?

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Just now, Churchhoney said:

r other of old Gothardites huddling to...I don't know what. 

Get their story straight?

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I cannot wait to find out his charges tomorrow! 
 

Anna might get her own spin off: Anna counting on TLC $ 

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1 hour ago, xtwheeler said:

 

 

Don't read too much into no bail being available. 

Looking at the arrest report, it looks like AR just picked him up and is holding him for the feds (there's a section "hold for other agency" - - Fed). So unless there are independent state charges, the next we hear will probably be that he has been transferred to a fed facility, and will then be arraigned on his fed charges. 

If you're holding a dude for another agency, you wouldn't let the guy out--you'd wait for the feds to come pick him up from you. 

I haven't seen the federal arrest warrant, so I've got no idea what they picked him up for. I will say the feds are quite unlikely to just issue a warrant & see what's up. They're usually issued based on extensive backing evidence, and had to go through multiple reviews before being issued. 

What I'm curious about is if they'll have warrants for the TTH. Obv they're going to search his home, vehicles, etc, but I can't imagine they cant/didn't find a nexus to a crime entitling them to a warrant for the TTH. 

The OTHER interesting question for me is now his financial records get pulled apart by the best forensic accountants in the world. I can't imagine a scenario where there isn't substantial financial contact between Josh, JB, and possibly other Duggars. If they're all tangled up together, they go down together. 

(Please note I am not barred in AR, but I am admitted to federal practice, so this is just spitballin') 

Ooooooh, I bet they're all sorry they drove away the only Duggar-adjacent attorney to be, Derrick. 

HUH. The other interesting thing is that this may affect Derrick's bar admission. Having a bunch of charged criminals for family can tie that up for a loooong time, esp since they were financially entangled. 

And if THAT happens Dillard is going to be pissed, as he should be, and I bet he will spill all sorts of tea!!

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